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Amber Rose Slut Walk 2017

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Amber Rose along with so many other people took to the streets of DTLA to spread awareness about slut-shaming and sexual assault. 

My first time attending the Slut walk and I can say that Amber brought out such a diverse crowd of people who all came together for a peaceful, colorful, and shameless march. 

When I told a few of my friends that I would be going to the Slut Walk to capture photos this year, I had a few looks of confusion/curiosity. Believe it or not, a lot of people have no idea what the Slut Walk actually is, or what it stands for.

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So, what is Amber Rose's Slut Walk all about? 

Well, Activist, entrepreneur, author and social media sensation Amber Rose spent an entire weekend (Sep. 3- 0ct. 1) sparking conversation about gender equality, ending rape culture, victim blaming, slut and body shaming and other social injustice issues. The walk is intended to drive social change.

NO MORE SEXUAL VIOLENCE

NO MORE VICTIM BLAMING

NO MORE DEROGATORY LABELS

NO MORE GENDER INEQUALITY

...are just a few things that this walk stands for. 

portraits from #ARSW2017

The Third Annual Amber Rose SlutWalk delivered a series of events geared toward education and raising awareness about social injustice issues, gender inequality and arts empowerment. I was there to capture it all. 

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Having comedians LaLa & TiTi host the event was the icing on the cake, they were hilarious and inclusive making sure to provide content for all groups who may have attended the walk. We need more Social Media Influencer's using their platform & taking time to spread awareness.  

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I loved seeing 21 Savage right by Amber's side protesting along with the rest of everyone, that support is needed in any relationship and I believe it encourages other men of our culture to get out and stand for something. 

It's inspiring to see someone take an idea that they have to push change and awareness and see how many people will actually stand behind you to reach that goal. Even having men stand right along side you to push with you shows that you're going in the right direction for social change. 

The aim to impact and uplift, while shifting the paradigm of rape culture can not just be a once a year thing, we have to do our part every day to ensure this message is clear and concise and that is when I believe the real change will come. 

 

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